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Source: Echocardiograms And COVID-19  Oct 27, 2020  1 month ago
Echocardiograms or cardiac ultrasounds are providing a view of the heart and the impact of the COVID-19 virus on patients. Researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in a new study have identified different types of cardiac structural damage experienced by COVID-19 patients after cardiac injury that can be associated with deadly conditions including heart attack, pulmonary embolism, ...
Source: Guide To Myocarditis And COVID-19 By Thailand Medical News  Oct 09, 2020  2 months ago
Myocarditis-COVID-19: Of late many have been hearing reading about the devastating effects of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on the hearts of those infected irrespective of conditions they endured ie mild, moderate or severe or even if they were asymptomatic or are recovered. https://www.thailandmedical.news/news/breaking-covid-19-causing-an-unprecedented-heart-crisis-all-recovered-patients-urged-to...
Source: ACE2  Oct 07, 2020  2 months ago
ACE2: Canadian researchers from the Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, and McMaster University-Ontario, along with support from experts from Bayer Pharmaceuticals-Germany in a news study have discovered that increased plasma ACE2 (Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2) levels in the blood could indicate a higher risk of major cardiovascular events.   In brief, the stu...
Source: Post-COVID Myocarditis  Sep 21, 2020  2 months ago
Post-COVID Myocarditis: As a result of alarming data showing that a majority of recovered COVID-19 patients have some sort of heart tissue damage after being infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus irrespective of whatever the conditions they had endured ie from mild, moderate , severe or asymptomatic, there is a huge rush by many concerned to go for heart screenings. https://www.thailandmedical....
Source: Omega-3 Supplements  Sep 17, 2020  2 months ago
Omega-3 Supplements:  A new meta-analysis study of 40 past studies involving a total of more than 135,267 participants indicates that EPA and DHA supplementation reduces multiple types of cardiovascular risk and also improves hearth health.   The study findings were published in the peer reviewed journal: Mayo Clinic Proceedings. https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/...
Source: Heart Attacks:   Aug 30, 2020  3 months ago
Heart Attacks: It is already a known fact that a heart attack can leave parts of the heart permanently scarred and stiff, resulting in prolonged disability and potential progression toward heart failure. Medical researchers have studied various ways to repair or regenerate such damaged heart tissue with only limited success.   However a new study led by chemist Dr Matthew Disney, Ph.D., fro...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Aug 23, 2020  3 months ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A new study led by Australian researchers from Edith Cowan University, University of Western Australia, Flinders University, University of Sydney and also American researchers from Harvard Medical School, University of Minnesota and HealthPartners Institute-Minneapolis shows that cruciferous vegetables could be the most beneficial when it comes to preventing advanced blood ...
Source: Nifedipine and Amlodipine  Aug 19, 2020  3 months ago
Nifedipine and Amlodipine: While the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, there have been concerns on medications taken by patients for various cardiometabolic disorders as they are more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.   It has been found that patients with diabetes, hypertension, and other comorbidities are at higher risk of death from the virus. https://www.nature...
Source: Stem Cells  Aug 19, 2020  3 months ago
Stem Cells shielded via encapsulation in an alginate based hydrogel were found to be effective in reducing damage caused by heart attacks according to a new study by bioengineers and surgeons from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). A postdoctoral research associate at Rice University, displays a vial of alginate capsules loaded with mesenchymal stem cells. (Photo by Jeff Fitlo...
Source: COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions  Aug 17, 2020  3 months ago
COVID-19 Heart And Cardiovascular Conditions: As of Monday (17th August ), the COVID-19 disease is seeing a new surge in infection cases all around the world from South Korea, Japan To France, Germany and Hong Kong. Official figures are now at a total of almost 21.7 million cases (realistic figures could be as high as 10 to 12 times) and the number of COVID-19 deaths globally has now reached more ...
Source: COVID-19 Warnings  Aug 07, 2020  4 months ago
COVID-19 Warnings: As daily evidence mounts that COVID-19 can damage the heart, cardiologists and medical experts are urging individuals to take precautions when doing vigorous exercise.   It has been reported that up to 30% of patients hospitalized with coronavirus infection have signs of cardiac injury plus it has been found in various studies that the SARS-CoV-2 is able to caus...
Source: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome  Aug 03, 2020  4 months ago
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: According a new study by researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Copenhagen, women in their 30s and 40s with a common condition affecting how the ovaries work are more likely to get heart disease. The condition is known as polycystic ovary syndrome.   The research findings were published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiol...
Source: Myopathy  Jul 26, 2020  4 months ago
Myopathy: Although statins are commonly prescribed to millions of individuals globally to reduce their risks of suffering heart attacks and strokes, many alsos develop myopathy as a result of taking these drugs.    Now, researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with other researchers, have identified a combination of factors that put some patients at higher risk of my...
Source: Medicine Alert  Jul 24, 2020  4 months ago
Medicine Alert: Pennsylvania State University researchers along with scientists from La Jolla Institute for Immunology-California and Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, have found that in rats and human cells in vitro, LCCBs cause changes in blood vessels known as vascular remodeling that reduce blood flow and increase pressure and could potentially lead to heart failure.   The study finding...
Source: COVID-19 Heart Issues  Jul 15, 2020  5 months ago
COVID-19 Heart Issues: To date more than 22% of all COVID-19-associated deaths are from cardiac complications, yet the mechanisms from which these complications arise have remained a topic of debate in the cardiology community.   One common hypothesis centers on the infection of the heart itself, but the understanding of which cells may be infected is unclear.   In order to address thi...
Source: European Society of Cardiology (ESC)  Jun 24, 2020  5 months ago
European Society of Cardiology: Microbiome or microorganisms on the tongue could help diagnose heart failure, according to research presented on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). https://www.escardio.org/The-ESC/Press-Office/Press-releases/Tongue-microbes-provide-window-to-heart-health Study author Dr Tianhui Yuan from No.1 Hospital of Guangzhou...
Source: Chemotherapy, Doxirubicin And Heart Failure  Jun 20, 2020  5 months ago
Chemotherapy: Medical researchers from Yale have developed a technique to predict whether cancer patients receiving a common chemotherapy drug are likely to experience heart failure as a result.   Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug which is often used to treat a number of cancers, including breast and bladder cancers, lymphoma, and Kaposi's sarcoma also has some negative side-effects of w...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease: Disease  Jun 18, 2020  5 months ago
Cardiovascular Disease: A recent study in the journal JAMA Cardiology has suggested that even a normal systolic blood pressure (SBP) of 90 mm Hg is not good enough. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamacardiology/article-abstract/2766469   Based on the study findings, there appears to be a stepwise increase in the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) beginning at an SBP le...
Source: Atherosclerosis  Jun 16, 2020  5 months ago
Atherosclerosis: Medical scientist at Scripps Research have identified cyclic peptide molecules that can remodel the gut microbiome to a healthier state and they have shown through studies in mice that this reduces cholesterol levels and strongly inhibits the thickened-artery condition known as atherosclerosis.   The researchers created a set of molecules called cyclic peptides th...
Source: Myocardial Injury  Jun 09, 2020  6 months ago
Myocardial Injury: Medical researchers from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have found that myocardial injury or heart damage is prevalent among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and is associated with higher risk of mortality. More specifically, a serious myocardial injury can triple the risk of death. Lead researcher Dr Anuradha Lala, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Cardiology)...
Source: Cardiovascular Disease  Jun 08, 2020  6 months ago
Cardiovascular Disease: Medical researchers from University of California, Berkeley, have discovered a correlation between disrupted nightly sleep and clogged arteries caused by inflammation, which could lead to serious heart and cardiovascular diseases.   The research findings are published in the medical journal: PLOS Biology https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journa...
Source: Cardiology  May 28, 2020  6 months ago
Cardiology: According to a new medical research by cardiologists from the University of Alberta and Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, it was found that  pairing a blood-thinning drug with aspirin daily for patients who have an angioplasty with a stent can contribute to better health outcomes, including lower risk of death, than just alone. The research study led by Dr Kevin Bainey, a Uni...
Source: Arrhythmia  May 21, 2020  6 months ago
Arrhythmia:  Genetic and cardiology researchers from Queen Mary University of London and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have discovered hundreds of new links between people's DNA and the heart's electrical activity in a study involving almost 300,000 individuals.   The study findings might eventually lead to advanced screening methods to discern who is at greatest risk ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 21, 2020  10 months ago
Approximately 31 million people worldwide suffer from heart failure, with more than 50 per cent dying suddenly most likely due to the spontaneous onset of a heart rhythm problem, known as an arrhythmia. The link between the electrical signal that triggers the heart cell to contract (action potential) and consequent ability of the heart to pump blood has been known for nearly 40 years but understan...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 06, 2020  11 months ago
The new guidelines and resources needed to treat fulminant myocarditis ie severe, inflammation of the heart that develops rapidly, are outlined in a new Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association on how best to reduce fatalities from this rare condition. The Statement is published today in the Association's premier cardiovascular journal Circulation. Typically, fulminant ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 24, 2019  11 months ago
A simple and common cardiac blood test done before surgery can predict who will experience adverse outcomes after most types of surgery, says an international study led by Hamilton Health Sciences, Ontario researchers. Worldwide, of the 280 million adults who undergo major surgery, 18 percent will experience serious cardiac and vascular complications including death within 30 day...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 08, 2019  12 months ago
Isolating patients with otherwise stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who are high-risk and would benefit from more intense or invasive interventions is currently a major theme in cardiology research. Often CAD patients undergo a treadmill exercise test to look for signs of blockages in their coronary arteries, and Emory researchers have been examining measurements that could provide additional i...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 23, 2019  1 year ago
A team of scientific researchers led by Massachusetts General Hospital  with support from the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) has developed an improved optical imaging technique that found differences between potentially life-threatening coronary plaques and those posing less imminent danger for patients with coronary artery disease. Their method may giv...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 19, 2019  1 year ago
Findings from a new international study involving 5179 patients at over 320 hospital locations worldwide and involving more than 20 prestigious medical universities are creating a huge buzz in the medical industry especially in the field of cardiology. Costly bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: for decades, millions of Americans and millions worldwide have...
Source: Thailand Medical News   Oct 29, 2019  1 year ago
A new study by Pennsylvania State University indicates that eating one avocado daily help keep "bad cholesterol" at bay. Bad cholesterol refers to both oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and small, dense LDL particles. In a randomized, controlled study, the medical researchers found that eating one avocado a day was associated with lower levels of LDL in adults with overweight or obe...
Source : Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019  1 year ago
There is growing evidence that the addition of triglyceride-lowering medication and lifestyle changes may be valuable in diabetes management. Due to growing evidence that moderate hypertriglyceridemia contributes to cardiovascular risk, there is a need to look at the impact of lowering triglycerides in patients with the diabetic dyslipidemia phenotype. The condition of diabetic dyslipidemia is...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 04, 2019  1 year ago
Heart Cooling Technology has been another buzzword for the year in both the medical and biomedical engineering sectors including the race to get a new medical device to accomplish the procedure effectively in the market within the next 5 to 7 years. There are currently 3 clinical trials starting and 5 groups of teams from around the world working on such a device including Thailand but the race se...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 23, 2019  1 year ago
Summit, the pivotal trial of Abbott Laboratories’ Tendyne transcatheter mitral valve, will not read out until 2021, but early data from a small feasibility trial of the device give a hint of how it might perform in one of Summit’s patient cohorts: those with mitral annular calcification (MAC). One-year data on the first nine patients in Abbott’s 30-patient feasibility study,...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 19, 2019  1 year ago
Medical researchers from Washington University have successfully treated patients suffering from a potentially deadly irregular rapid heart rhythm called ventricular tachycardia with a single high dose of radiation aimed at the heart according to results of a phase one/two study. The radiation used is similar to those used to treat cancer. Radiation oncologist Dr Clifford Robinson and cardiologi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Sep 15, 2019  1 year ago
The University of California San Diego and its commercial medical tech company called Ventrix, has successfully conducted a first-in-human,US  FDA-approved Phase 1 clinical trial of an injectable hydrogel that repairs damaged heart tissue and restore cardiac function in heart failure patients who previously suffered a heart attack. The hydrogel is a revolutionary material that is capable of r...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Aug 09, 2019  1 year ago
The German Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) recently conducted a study and benefit assessment commissioned by the German Federal Joint Committee (G-BA)  and found that individuals with a history of coronary heart disease (CHD) or acute coronary syndrome (ACS) benefit more from treatment with a statin in combination with ezetimibe than from statin monotherapy. Car...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jul 08, 2019  1 year ago
A Strain of intestinal bacteria whose benefits were discovered in 2007 by a FNRS-WELBIO Researcher, Patrice Cani and his team at the Louvain Drug Research Institute of  The Université Catholique de Louvain  in Belgium has been in the spotlight of the medical and pharma industry in the last few months.   Patrice in  collaboration with Professor Willem de Vos from Univers...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 16, 2019  1 year ago
Polar lipids are the phospholids and glycolipids that are  functionally associated with the membrane structure and fluidity and are found in dairy products, especially in abundance in cream and buttermilk. They help to naturally stabilize fat droplets.   Researchers from The University of Lyon along from INRA and also other French  research entities initially conducted preliminary...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jun 09, 2019  1 year ago
Results of a new global study by The  Friedman School Of Nutrition Science, Tuff University that were presented at the American Society For Nutrition 2019  Annual Meeting held at Baltimore on June 8th showed that inadequate fruit and vegetable intake accounted for millions of death from heart disease and strokes each year.   The study lead by Victoria Miller, a postdoctoral resear...
Source: Proceedings From European Society of Cardiology Annual 2019 Scientific Congress  May 28, 2019  2 years ago
The Fibre Study presented by Dr Cristiane Mayerhover, of Oslo University, at Heart Failure 2019, a recent scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), showed that patients who consume more dietary fibre tend to have healthier gut bacteria, which is associated with reduced risk of death or need of a heart transplant. Gut microbiota is composed of trillions of microorganisms t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 21, 2019  2 years ago
When a person experiences a heart attack (Myocardial Infarction), in most cases, heart muscles and other cells are damaged during the process as a result of blood stoppage to certain of these muscles and tissues during the event. Blood vessels in the heart are also damaged. These damaged muscle tissues can sometimes turn to become scar tissues. Damaged muscle tissue and damaged vessels in the hear...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 16, 2019  2 years ago
A Study involving the analysis of a large databank of more than 466,039  individuals from a UK biobank by University Of Tulane in New Orleans led by Professor Lu Qi had their findings published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ ).   The findings indicated that glucosamine may have benefits in preventing CVD (Cardiovascular Disease) events, such as stroke and coronary heart disease bu...
Source: Thailand Medical News Exclusive  May 15, 2019  2 years ago
Stop taking daily low dose aspirin as a means to  prevent cardiovascular issues unless your doctor prescribes it, according to new guidelines issued by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA), as it can actually do more harm than good.   "We're talking about healthy people who don't have known heart disease or stroke, who migh...
Source: Thailand Medical News  May 12, 2019  2 years ago
One of the largest of its kind, the study performed an untargeted metabolomics profile of over 1,200 participants  to identify metabolites linked to the hardening of arteries.   Hardening arteries, or arterial stiffness, is an independent risk factor for heart disease and death, and the mechanisms that contribute to arterial stiffening are not well understood.   That's where m...
Source: European Society of Cardiology  Apr 25, 2019  2 years ago
Women who take antibiotics over a long period of time are at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, according to research carried out in nearly 36,500 women.   The study found that women aged 60 or older who took antibiotics for two months or more had the greatest risk of cardiovascular disease, but long duration of antibiotic use was also associated with an increased risk if taken ...
Source: Intermountain Medical Center,US  Mar 18, 2019  2 years ago
About six million people come into an emergency department every year with chest pain, but not all of them are having a heart attack -- and many are not even at risk or are at very low risk for having one. Now, a new research study presented at the American College Cardiology Scientific Sessions from the Intermountain Healthcare Heart Institute in Salt Lake City shows that identifying the prese...
Source: British Medical Journal  Mar 14, 2019  2 years ago
The blood test used to diagnose a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) in patients admitted to hospital can be misleading, warn researchers in a study published by The BMJ. Of 20,000 consecutive patients undergoing blood tests at University Hospital Southampton, one in 20 had levels of troponin (a protein released into the bloodstream during a heart attack) greater than the manu...
Source: American College Of Cardiology  Mar 11, 2019  2 years ago
There's now another reason to get your yearly flu shot. Not only can it protect you from the body aches, fever and fatigue associated with a bout of influenza, it may even prevent you from having a heart attack, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session. The study of nearly 30 million hospital records shows that people who ...
Source: Duke University Medical Center  Feb 09, 2019  2 years ago
The use of MRI to determine heart function has been slow to catch on, but a study from Duke Health researchers shows that stress cardiac MRI not only diagnoses disease, but can also predict which cases are potentially fatal. Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, ...
Source: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio  Feb 04, 2019  2 years ago
In long-term survivors of childhood cancer, cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of early death from non-cancer causes. In a new study, published in JAMA Oncology, researchers compared four chemotherapy drugs with development of cardiomyopathy (abnormal heart muscle with impaired function) years after treatment.     "Exposure to anthracycline chemotherapies, such ...
Source: US FDA  Jan 18, 2019  2 years ago
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety alert regarding the possibility of an increased risk of death associated with the use of paclitaxel-coated balloons and paclitaxel-eluting stents for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The FDA's communication follows a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Heart Association ...
Source: Staff Writer, Thailand Medical News  Jan 01, 2019  2 years ago
Firibastat By Quantum Genomics is an oral antihypertensive drug that has proved  to be safe and effective and well-tolerated  in  the NEW-HOPE, a phase 2b clinical trial focused on an understudied and underserved patient population composed largely of overweight or obese, high-risk, hypertensive racial minorities. Firibastat is the first brain aminopeptidase A inhibitor. It selec...
Source: Cleveland Clinic  Dec 31, 2018  2 years ago
Cleveland Clinic researchers have shown, for the first time in humans, that choline is directly linked to increased production of a gut bacteria byproduct that increases the risk of blood-clotting events like heart attack and stroke. However, the research also showed that adding a low dose of aspirin may reduce that risk. In a small interventional study, the researchers provided oral choline, s...
Source: Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine  Dec 29, 2018  2 years ago
The fatty acid propionate helps defend against the effects of high blood pressure, including atherosclerosis and heart tissue remodeling, a study on mice has found. Gut bacteria produce the substance—which calms the immune cells that drive up blood pressure—from natural dietary fiber. "You are what you eat," as the proverb goes. But to a large extent our well-being also dep...
Source: University of Tennessee Health Science Center  Dec 18, 2018  2 years ago
Scientists have identified a key player in blood pressure regulation and have shown that switching it off reduces blood pressure in mice. Their study ends much uncertainty about the contribution this molecule makes to high blood pressure and could lead to the development of new drugs. High blood pressure affects millions worldwide and is a leading cause of heart attack and stroke. Blood pressur...

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